This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
Latitude: 53.1924 / 53°11'32"N
Longitude: -2.8841 / 2°53'2"W
OS Eastings: 341027
OS Northings: 366507
OS Grid: SJ410665
Mapcode National: GBR 7B.2V8D
Mapcode Global: WH88F.N0TZ
Plus Code: 9C5V54R8+W9
Entry Name: Parker's Buildings
Listing Date: 23 July 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1375809
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469788
Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1
County: Cheshire West and Chester
Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City
Built-Up Area: Chester
Traditional County: Cheshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire
Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Chester
CHESTER CITY (EM)
Block of 30 flats. 1889. By John Douglas. For the first Duke
of Westminster, directed by his nephew and Eaton Estate agent
Cecil Parker. Common brick with Ruabon red brick dressings and
blue brick diapering.
EXTERIOR: 3 storeys; 3-bay symmetrical front; sides 5 flats
long. The front has open stair with basket arch at each
storey; stone panel above entrance inscribed "AN'O D'NI :
PARKER'S BUILDINGS : 1889". Wrought-iron rails to upper
archways; first-floor string; second-floor corbel table of
Ruabon brick; windows have Ruabon brick mullions,
segmental-arched heads, sills and quoins: one of 3 lights to
each storey left of entrance and of one light right of
entrance. The sides have similar open stairs, staggered, those
on east side near the ends, those on west side near the
centre. 8 chimneys on east slope of roof, one on rear gable, 9
on west slope.
INTERIORS: refurbished by SJ Lomas for Northern Counties
Housing Association, 1982.
HISTORICAL NOTE: the exterior, severe and regimented in
contrast to Douglas's normally warmer composition and
detailing, shows the probable influence of Cecil Parker.
Parker consulted the secretary of the Improved Industrial
Dwellings Company and arranged that Douglas should study their
Stalbridge Buildings in London before preparing the design.
(Hubbard E: The Work of John Douglas: London: 1991-: 166-7;
Listing NGR: SJ4102766507
Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.
Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.
Other nearby listed buildings